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Karachiites go to SC against SHC decision apropos Shahzeb Murder Case retrial!

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KARACHI: Members of the civil society converged today at KPC to announce that they were going to SC against LHC decision whereby terror charges were removed against Shahrukh Jatoi facilitating the culprits walk free after bails. 

Appellants   – Muhammad  Jibran  Nasir,  Jamshed  Raza  Mahmood,  Afiya Shehrbano  Zia,  Naeem  Sadiq,  Nazim Fida  Hussain  Haji,  Karamat  Ali,  Zulfiqar  Shah,  Aquila Ismail,  Fahim  Zaman  Khan,  and  Naziha  Syed  Ali – held:
“We the  petitioners  like  all  other  residents  of  Karachi  have  been  deeply  affected  and  aggrieved  by Judgment of  the  Honorable  Sindh  High  Court  of  28.11.2017  whereby  terror  charges  were removed  against  Shahrukh Jatoi  and three  others in the  case  of  killing  of  youth  Shahzeb Khan, an incident which had horrified and affected all  of  us.
“It  is astonishing  that  a  retrial has been  ordered in  the  case  where  the  trial  had  been  concluded  four  and  half  years  ago.  The  sole  reasoning  given by  the  Honorable  High  Court  is  that  motive  of  killing  Shahzeb  Khan  was  personal  enmity.  Since then, all  accused have  been released on bail.
“This  decision  of  the  Honorable  High  Court  is  specially  of  concern  given  that  another  Divisional Bench  had  already  noted  in  2013  in  this  very  case  that  the  killing  of  Shahzeb  Khan  had  “created a  sense  of  helplessness and insecurity  amongst the  people of  Defence/Clifton”  as  keeping in view the  manner  in  which  the  murder  was  carried  out  which  involved  a  car  chase  and  shoot  out  on  a public  road  in  a  densely  populated  area  of  DHA.
“Furthermore,  not  only  has  the  Honorable  High Court  set  a  poor  precedent  by  overturning  decision  of  a  bench  of  the  same  size  in  the  same  case on  the  same  issue  but  has  also  failed  to  consider  various  judgments  of  the  Supreme  Court  which have  well  established  that  it  is  not  only  the  reason  for  murdering  someone  but  also  the  design, manner and  circumstances in  which the  murder was done  which  determines terrorism.
“In  any  criminal  case  the  primary  responsibility  of  prosecuting  a  criminal  is  that  of  the  State.  It was  very troubling  but  not  surprising  to  note  that  the  State  abdicated  its  legal  and  moral responsibilities  as  the Prosecutor  General  conceded  to  the  case  of  the  accused  persons  in  this case  and  consented  to  the  Judgment of  the  Sindh  High  Court.
“Furthermore,  for  reasons  unknown to  us  the  family  and  legal  heirs  of  Shahzeb  Khan  have  also  pardoned the  accused.
“However,  we believe  that  if  justice  is  a  mutual  concern  for  all  members  of  society  then  its  pursuit  should also be  a  collective  responsibility  specially  when  the  crime  has  not  only  resulted  in  a  personal  loss  to the family  of  the  deceased  but  affected  the  entire  society  striking  panic,  fear,  sensation, insecurity  and terror.
“It  is  because  of  inconsistent  application  of  laws  and  meddling  of  power  and  influence  in investigation  and  prosecution  of  criminal  cases  including  those  related  to  terrorism  that  such horrifying  acts  continue  to  take  place  in  society  where  killers  roam  around  with  impunity creating  a  mockery  of our laws and justice  system  continuing  to terrorize  citizens.
“Accordingly,  we  have  today  filed  an  appeal  before  the  Honorable  Supreme  Court  against Judgment  of  the  Honorable  Sindh  High  Court  of  28.11.2017  and  as  part  of  which  appeal  we  have also  prayed  that  operation  of  the  said  Judgment  should  be  suspended,  and  all  four  accused including  Sharukh  Jatoi  should be  arrested and taken in judicial custody.
“It  is  our  moral  and  constitutional  duty  to  not  allow  our  criminal  justice  system  to  be  reduced  to  a private  dispute  settlement  system  and  ensure  deterrence  and  protection  against  such  crimes through strict implementation of  the laws in letter  and spirit”.

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Kasur’s Serial-Killing-Pedophile still at large: Relatives of eight (raped and murdered) girls appear before SC!

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LAHORE: Parents and relatives of those eight girls who had been raped and murdered in Kasur since 2015 appeared before the SC bench at the registry here today asking for justice. 

On request from the investigation agencies, the CJP has given them 72 hours to nab the culprit. The three-member bench headed by CJP is hearing a suo motu case of the rape & murder of Zainab, whose body was found from a garbage heap in Kasur on ninth day of this month. Court took notice the very next day. 

The bench – that has again been told that eight girls had so far been raped and murdered in Kasur by one single pedophile serial killer (as per DNA reports) – reiterated that if the Police had taken action back in 2015 (when the first murder was reported)  lives of other seven kids could have been saved.

The court asked what the police was doing while so many incidents were taking place repeatedly within the remit to two police stations?

Court, unsatisfied by the ongoing investigation, has asked why the SHO not removed despite repeated incidents and complaints from citizens. 

Cynics go haywire wondering:

i) How could the nation expect any professional action from policemen who themselves had bought the job under the very noses of those who lament inaction? (Reportedly one can buy a constable’s job for half a million rupees, become ASI paying three and a half million and so on and so forth);

II) The Police Stations are sold; Extra-Judicial Killings are rampant; Policemen drawing meagre salaries live in palatial houses’

iii) The very moment a person enters a court (no matter which) he/she pays his way right from the lowest clerk to the highest authority to get his file move. How could court that has failed to weed-out corruption from the very institution it operates in expect imandaree from Police or other institutions?

When the court was told that tissues was acquired of 800 possible suspects for DNA tests, Police has been asked to use its conventional methods to nab the culprits instead of acquiring tissues of 21 million Pakistanis for DNA tests. 

RELEVANT PIECES PUBLISHED EARLIER

Zainab’s killer at large: 1,100 people questioned, 400 DNA samples obtained!

5th day of Zainab murder probe: JIT releases image of pedophile who killed 11 kids!

Zainab Murder Case: How to keep our children safe from pedophiles?

 

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Kabul hotel cleared, 3 Taliban killed: Pakistan condemns attack!

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ISLAMABAD: Fallowing killing of three Taliban attackers, LEA’s have declared Intercontinental Hotel Kabul cleared.

Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs while condemning the attack held: “Pakistan strongly condemns the brutal terrorist attack at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul last evening. We express deep grief and sorrow at the loss of precious human lives and the injuring of many others in this terrorists act.

“The Government and the people of Pakistan convey solidarity and support with the Government and people of Afghanistan at this dastardly terrorist attack. We convey our deepest sympathies for those who have lost their loved ones and our sincere prayers and wishes are of early recovery of those who have sustained injuries in this heinous terror attack.

“We reiterate our strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. In our view, cooperation among the states is important for effectively combating and eliminating the scourge of terrorism”.

Meanwhile, TOLO news has taken to twitter to comment on the state of affairs: 

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KABUL: Eight Taliban militants kill five guests at Intercontinental Hotel!

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KABUL: Eight Taliban militants kill five guests at Intercontinental Hotel!

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KABUL: Flames could be seen coming out of the 4th floor of Intercontinental Hotel here as an attack is being carried out by four gunmen and  four suicide bombers presently.

According to a source in the National Directorate of Security the fourth floor had been set on fire by the attackers.

Till filing of this piece five people were confirmed dead and eight injured. Afghan LEAs had claimed to have rescued about a hundred hostages. 

Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have informed that the siege still continues. 

It is pertinent to mention here that in its 18th January, 2018 tweet US State Department had issued a security alert stating that extremist groups might be planning an attack against hotels in Kabul: 

Readers may recall that seven Taliban militants stormed the very hotel in the month of June, 2011 killing ten of its occupants. All the attackers were also gunned down (File Photo). 

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